Entries tagged with: Child Abuse
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo by Sam Pluta
Former tUnE-yArDs sax-player Matt Nelson has been doing a bunch of stuff on his own since leaving that band, and he now has a new project called Premature Burial. The band, named after an Edgar Allen Poe story, plays weird, somewhat scary experimental instrumental music. They call it "electro-acoustic chamber doom music," which seems basically appropriate, as the slow-burning soundscapes on their new record run the gamut from ethereal to crushing. Aforementioned new record is called The Conjuring, and it is out now via New Atlantis. In the words of the label:
Comprised of Peter Evans, Matt Nelson, and Dan Peck, all three members use varying degrees of amplification; Evans presses up against a close mic at times while Nelson and Peck have a full array of effects pedals at their disposal. Combining a vast dynamic spectrum and versatility of form, the resulting pieces range from the sound of softly scurrying rats to pitch-shifted loon-calls from Hell.Premature Burial has a release show coming up at Secret Project Robot on 12/10, where they'll be joined by local metal band Child Abuse, along with Glockabelle and Aaron Burnett, which should make for a fun, varied bill. Tickets are at the door.
We have the premiere of Premature Burial's new video for the song "Instant Death," which you can watch below, along with a stream of The Conjuring.
photo: Built to Spill at 50 Kent in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
photo: The Front Bottoms at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Front Bottoms @ Rough Trade
The Front Bottoms' new album Back On Top is their first for a major label, but it's actually more subdued and often folkier than its predecessor. Tonight they celebrate with this 7 PM in-store, and to get in you have to purchase the album from the Rough Trade store.
Built To Spill, Crosss, Clarke and the Himself's @ Bowery Ballroom
Indie rock guitar heroes Built to Spill play their first of four NYC shows tonight. Also on the bill: Toronto's doomy Crosss who are worth catching.
Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Aaron Glaser, Jon Glaser, Glazer (The Band) @ The Bell House
They're not actually all related (or spell their names the same way) but it's a great idea to bring all the funny Glazer/Glaser folks together for one show they're calling "The Glas/zer Family Reunion." Rounding things out: NJ band Glazer. Was having Glasser too much of a stretch?
Dan Melchior, Nick Forte, Krissi Kathrin, Ning Nong @ Trans-Pecos
Dan Melchior is a prolific musician but hadn't released a new record with Broke Revue in 10 years. Lords Of The Manor breaks that decade absence and its good to have their warm sludge back.
Black Uhuru, Top Shotta Band, Screechy Dan @ Brooklyn Bowl
One of the great second generation reggae groups, Black Uhuru helped bring the sound into the '80s with electronics and dub. (Early singles comp Showcase is a classic.) Still fronted by Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, the band remain a positive force.
Ride, The Besnard Lakes @ Stone Pony
Following two nights at Irving Plaza, revived shoegazers Ride head to Stone Pony. Opening are Montreal's Besnard Lakes making for a great double bill.
Shifted, 400PPM (Shawn O'Sullivan), Skarn (Alessandro Cortini) @ Saint Vitus
The Tinnitus Music Series and Nothing Changes are teaming up for this night of extreme music, showcasing artists on Avian Records. Label boss Shawn O'Sullivan performs as 400PPM, and Nine Inch Nails' Alessandro Conrtini will play as Skarn. Wear earplugs.
Of Monsters and Men, Highasakite @ Beacon Theatre
Iceland's masters of sweeping "whoa-oh" style folk pop play their second of three Beacon shows tonight. If you're going, Norway's Highasakite are worth showing up early.
Phil Cook, The Dead Tongues @ Rough Trade
After the TFB show, Rough Trade hosts Megafaun member Phil Cook, who's supporting a new solo album Southland Mission. Opening is fellow North Carolina artist The Dead Tongues.
G.L.O.S.S., Aye Nako, Moor Mother Goddess, Cristy C. Road @ Silent Barn
G.L.O.S.S. stands for "Girls Living Outside Society's Shit," and the Olympia punk band make exactly the kind of confrontational music you'd expect from a group with that name. Locals Aye Nako are worth catching too.
Jose James (Billie Holiday tribute) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to "play" The Apollo's upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul singer Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.
Child Abuse, Silk Purse, Lydia Lunch / Weasel Walter / Sandy Ewen "PLUS SPECIAL GUEST" @ Acheron
No wave legend Lydia Lunch plays this show with her Retrovirus bandmate Weasel Walter and a special guest, and another Retrovirus member, Tim Dahl, headlines with his band Child Abuse.
El Ten Eleven, Sego @ Le Poisson Rouge
Post rock duo El Ten Eleven are back with a new album this year, Fast Forward. It's got a lot more instruments than two people can play, but the band recorded it entirely themselves with loop pedals, so presumably they'll be recreating it with ease tonight.
Acid Dad, Dinowalrus, Cloak, The Flag @ Union Pool
One particular band of note on this bill is Cloak, who make dark synthy pop that's probably at least a little influenced by Pretty Hate Machine era Nine Inch Nails.
STATS, Survival, Couch Slut @ Baby's All Right
STATS' debut album is out now, and it subscribes to no particular genre: bits of hardcore, math rock, operatic prog and more all appear. Openers Couch Slut are not to miss either.
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Grant Hart, Forever House, Tinmouth, Funcrusher @ Cake Shop
Grant Hart may be not as popular as his former Husker Du bandmate Bob Mould, but he's got an active solo career as well, which included the release of 2013's very well-received The Argument. Tonight, Grant and The Anagram Ensemble share an evening to celebrate the release of James Ilgenfritz's opera The Ticket That Exploded on Grant's Con D'Or record label.
Buke and Gase, Zs, Marley G, Fossil @ Aviv
Buke & Gase make their own instruments, and get pretty eccentric sounds out of them, too. They headline this bill of avant/experimental acts.
A-Trak @ Marquee
Producer and co-founder of Fool's Gold Records, A-Trak plays tonight at this West Side bottle service type megaclub.
Lauryn Hill @ Madiba Harlem
Back in action, onetime Fugee and R&B great on her own Lauryn Hill's currently in the midst of a nine-show NYC run as part of an intimate acoustic tour
Denitia and Sene, The Funk Art, Mamarazzi, Unity @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's music is headlined by Brooklyn dance duo Denitia and Sene.
Ethel, Kaki King, John King @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this performance combines the forces of string quartet ETHEL, guitarist Kaki King; and composer/guitarist/violist John King.
Child Abuse, Microwaves, bbigpigg, Radio Shock @ Muchmores
Do you like noise? This should be a good show for you, with Child Abuse and bbigpigg both creating an intense din.
Ellen Allien, DJ QU, Lauren Ritter @ Output
German DJ/producer Ellen Allien is a multihyphenate, running the influential BPitch Control label, carving out a niche in t-shirt design, and maker of cutting edge dance music. She's stopping in NYC for this gig before heading to Miami's Winter Music Conference next weekend.
Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen (II), Larry Gus, Abu Ashley @ Palisades
Beats in Space host, onetime DFA cohort and general '00s-era party guru Tim Sweeney headlines this show that also features a live performance from DFA-signed Italian producer Larry Gus and more.
Tiger Flowers, So Hideous, Cyperna, Godmaker, Mary Todd
NYC metalcore band Tiger Flowers are a cocktail of furious hardcore interjected with chaotic blasts of screaming feedback, time changes, doomy-riffs that are, most importantly, delivered with tons of live energy.
Bent Shapes, Kindling, Night Powers, Decorum @ The Gutter
Boston's Bent Shapes who make jangly indie pop...but with real bite. Good live, too. They headline this bill put together by the nice folks at Gimme Tinitus and Mirror Universe Tapes.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction w/ Jared Logan, Dave Hill, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Max Silvestri, Eli Sairs, Kara Klenk, Mehran Khag @ Union Hall
This is a live taping of Nerdist podcast "Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction" where comedians read pieces they wrote based on audience suggestions
Cashmere Cat @ Webster Hall
Kanye collaborator Cashmere Cat (who co-produced Ye's new single "Wolves" that he just debuted at his fashion show and then performed on SNL 40) is currently on tour with Ariana Grande but plays this headlining show tonight.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Ron Reyes and Greg Ginn at Grand Victory in 2013 (more by PSquared)
As discussed, Black Flag's Greg Ginn is being accused of child abuse by his ex-wife Marina, who filed an affidavit in October which expressed that their 7 and 10 year old daughters don't feel safe around their father. It accused Greg of abusing alcohol and drugs in front of them, engaging in physical violence with others in front of them, telling his daughters "you're hot" and whistling at them, telling them that they are fat and denying them food, and other abusive behaviors.
Now it has come to our attention, via an associate of Marina, that Greg's former Black Flag bandmate Ron Reyes appeared in court the other day to detail what he experienced regarding Ginn's children, their home life and what he saw at Black Flag rehearsals. We were sent Ron's statement as a notarized affidavit which you can read in full as a PDF HERE. It is also excerpted below.
We reached out to Ron to let him know we received this. He was surprised, but did confirm it is real, and gave us this additional statement...
STATEMENT FROM RON REYES (to BrooklynVegan)
When you hear things that trouble your heart, especially the heart of a parent... well lets just say that it is hard to stay silent and wash your hands and somehow walk away hoping to remain safe and unaffected. I am very troubled by what I have heard over the last couple months. And all I can hope for is that somehow things will work out in favour of two very precious children so they can live a life that is safe and full of love, support and guidance they deserve. Whenever a woman speaks out about abuse people want to second guess her and cast shame and doubt over her claims. This infuriates me to no end as I have two daughters and a wife of 27 years that I love to death. It is just not right to immediately doubt and somehow pour shame onto a woman for speaking out based on gender. I have no love of lawyers and do not look forward to the backlash I will receive for lending a voice of support to those who have reached out to me. But called i have been and I just can't ignore that. People please consider the source of all accusations carefully and pray for an outcome of peace and love and safety for children who cannot speak for themselves in court.Excerpts from the affidavit below...
Protomartyr at DbA during CMJ (via @brooklynvegan)
Note for Nov: we are having our final show on 11/22 and we will be releasing the schedule for this month bit by bit as to keep everyone on their toes, we will be open every night, just dont wanna give away all the fun. stay tuned, and if you are wondering about playing one of these shows, im sorry but the schedule is full. thanks for all the wonderful years!Recent notable shows have included a packed week of CMJ (including Porches, the Burger Records showcase, and Wreckless Eric), 24 hours of drone, JEFF the Brotherhood & Diarrhea Planet, and last night's A Place To Bury Strangers show (photos coming soon).
As of today (10/28), 14 of the 22 final November shows are listed, though many of them just include secret guests (obvious candidates who haven't played there recently include Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall). The last two nights are "Top Secret." Speedy Ortiz, Hunters, Fiasco, Coasting, Pampers, Pujol, Tyvek, Shellshag, and many more are among those already listed. They knocked out the wall dividing the main room and the bar room, so crazy shows are a little more comfortable now. Most of these last shows do not have advance tickets, so if you're going to one of the more notable ones, be sure to get there early. (Last night's APTBS show sold out around 10 PM.) Check out the full posted schedule, including the Dirty On Purpose Reunion (11/1), the Halloween show with Aa, Liturgy and two nights of Oozing Wound, below...
Greg Ginn (left) w/ Black Flag in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Greg Ginn, the only remaining original member of Black Flag, has been accused of child abuse by his ex-wife Marina Ginn, Consequence of Sound reports. Marina filed an affidavit in Williamson County Texas District Court on October 10th. Here are some excerpts:
Isadora Ginn and Karis Ginn live with my ex-husband in an industrial building that also serves as a place where he conducts business and his band rehearses. They have complained that his behavior has recently grown increasingly erratic, that he is routinely denying them food and threatening them, that he is increasingly abusing alcohol and drugs in front of them, and that they have witness confrontations and physical violence at the building where they live.You can read the full thing here. Marina's friend also launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her legal fees.
My daughters have complained that they are denied food in the mornings after doing strenuous, private baseball practice with a highly paid private coach, as well as performing labor such as cleaning and doing dishes in an industrial building with many employees. My children have told me they feel like they are going to pass out in the mornings because they are so hungry and their father yells at them saying, "quit being lazy".
...My ex-husband's behavior towards my daughters has become increasingly bizarre. My daughters are 10 and 7 and have voiced that they feel very uncomfortable when their father tells them "you're hot" and whistles at them. As a mother, I am very concerned for my daughters because my ex-husband's behavior has changed greatly. His drug use has increased and my daughters are voicing to me that they do not feel safe and don't want to return to his home. Their father ridicules them and tells them they are getting fat and need to lose weight and that their diets will have to be more strenuous.
...[My daughter] was taken to the emergency room on the night of October 7, 2014 and it was explained that her condition is stress and anxiety related. The doctors said my daughter could not be without the supervision of a parent due to her health, but I know their father will leave them unattended because of his drug and alcohol use and because of the length of time that he practices with his band.
Black Flag recently cancelled the Brooklyn show that was supposed to take place earlier this month. They've also had other issues with both Ron Reyes leaving (after Greg allegedly threatened his family) and Dave Klein leaving within the past year.
Liturgy in 2009 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Black metal transcendentalists Liturgy are a full band again (beastly drummer Greg Fox included), and it's good news (and perhaps not a surprise) to hear they'll be playing Death by Audio before it closes. They're playing night 1 of their Thrill Jockey labelmates Oozing Wound's previously discussed two-night stand happening at the venue on Mischief Night (10/30) and Halloween (10/31). Also on that first night is Child Abuse and Cellular Chaos. $10 gets you in.
The 10/31 show is DbA's Halloween Haunted House Party and also features the re-active Knyfe Hyts, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale, plus in the "Haunted Mansion" there will be Aa, Justin Frye (of PC Worship) and Chat Logs. (Sounds spooky!) $10 gets you into this one too, and the show goes lateeee (til 3 AM).
Sludgy thrashers Oozing Wound are releasing their sophomore album, Earth Suck, on October 21 via Thrill Jockey, and while no songs have been released from that yet they did put out the ripping "Drug Reference" as an Adult Swim single earlier this year and you can stream that below.
Oozing Would will also be kicking off a tour a few days after the new LP drops, and they'll come to NYC for a two-night stand at the soon-to-close Death by Audio around Halloween. First they play 10/30 with Child Abuse and then play the venue's Halloween Haunted House Party on the 31st with more
UPDATE: Liturgy and others were announced for the shows.
All dates are listed, with the "Drug Reference" stream, below...
By Doug Moore
Godflesh at Irving Plaza on 4/10 (more by Greg Cristman)
You've already stopped caring about work for the day. Might as well start sorting out your riff-centric weekend bands. HLD time! Let's knock out the news first.
Noted music writer and general good dude Hank Shteamer is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that intends to reissue a box set of out-of-print albums by the great '90s post-hardcore band Craw. The campaign has four days left and is a ways off from its goal. Pledge here if weird and smart are prereqs for your heavy music library.
Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 and NYC sludge supergroup Serpentine Path have both debuted singles from their upcoming albums. Get a piece below.
Local black metal mainstays Mutilation Rites have announced that their new album, entitled Harbinger, will be out this summer via Prosthetic. Antagonistic Floridian tech-grind crew Maruta have also announced plans to record a new album over the summer; Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer will track drums and mix the final product. Maruta will also tour the East Coast around their MDF appearance in May, including a previously-mentioned NYC appearance on May 21 at Saint Vitus alongside Cripple Bastards. The full run of dates are below.
While we're at it, Lord Mantis and Hell Militia have announced a brief tour around their respective Martyrdoom Fest appearances here in NYC in early June. Those dates are below as well.
The Psalm Zero-curated Chaos Bodies local showcase series has announced its next installment, again at Trans Pecos. This one's a doozy: Ocrilim (AKA Mick Barr), Child Abuse, Couch Slut, and Nebadon on April 26 (next Saturday). No presale tix -- $10 at the door.
As for this weekend...
Tonight (4/18): This year's edition of New York's Alright is in full swing, with Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary blowing up Le Poisson Rouge (tix). Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War, and Life Chain are playing an aftershow at the Acheron that opens its doors at 10pm, but there are no presale tix available. Master are bringing their tour to Saint Vitus, with local support from Insatanity, Fist Hammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation, and Netherion (tix). If you wanna get even more old-school than that, you can catch Iced Earth with Sabaton and Revamp for an evening of clean solos and cleaner vocals at Best Buy Theater (tix).
Tomorrow (4/19): New York's Alright continues with Infernöh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans, Stoic Violence, and Murderer (tix). The Metal Alliance Tour, featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, will hit Irving Plaza, though it's sold out.
Sunday (4/20): The entire Metal Alliance lineup sans Behemoth -- that's Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate -- are playing an off-night show at Saint Vitus (tix). Nile are playing a surprisingly under-the-radar show at Stage 48 with Winter Nights, Imperial Crypt, and Sunlord (tix). Somehow, no noteworthy stoner sludge or Christian metal shows were booked for this date.
For more options, check out our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.
Over on Invisible Oranges: we checked out new music by Wrong and Graves at Sea. We chatted with notable metal (and non-metal!) illustrator Randy Ortiz about his craft, and we straight-up chilled with Godflesh at their NYC show for our East Village Radio show -- don't forget to tune in next week at 10pm EST. And, as ever, we ran down all the metal fit to buy.
What'd I miss?
By Doug Moore
As we've established, it's thoroughly unpleasant outside, but metal bands are cool with that. It's been a couple of weeks since we've done this, so let's get up to speed:
Though long-running Christ-metallers Stryper have postponed their aforementioned Stage 48 show tomorrow night, the other NYC heavy shows this weekend have endured. Californian sludge two-piece Black Cobra made it into town in time to hit Saint Vitus tonight (1/3) along with locals Meek Is Murder, Blackout, & Throaat. Avant-garde heavies Kayo Dot are also sticking with their announced Trans-Pecos show with Lussuria & Jeremiah Cymerman tonight.
Both Kayo Dot and Throaat have announced other local shows, too -- the former will do double snow duty by playing a last-minute show tomorrow night (1/4) at Saint Vitus along with my buds in Imperial Triumphant & a solo ukulele performance by Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Vaura, etc.). Tickets are on sale. Meanwhile, Throaat will be joining fellow locals Trenchgrinder & Yellow Eyes for a FREE show at the Acheron on 1/28 (which is a birthday celebration for wide-ranging metal writer & occasional BV contributor Kim Kelly). Finally, brutal progsters/local live faves Child Abuse have announced a local gig at the Silent Barn on Monday (1/6) along with I Don't Hear Nothin' But the Blues (feat. Mick Barr of Krallice), Nebadon, & savage Minneapolis noise rockers Weakwick.
Some other noteworthy developments from the past week and change:
The great, resurrected Floridian deathgrind band Maruta has released a new video from their underrated 2011 album Forward Into Regression, which you can watch below. Ex-Discordance Axis grinders Gridlink have debuted the first 'single' (read: minute-long grind jam) from their upcoming farewell album; you can stream that below as well, or download it (with a bunch of other goodies) from Invisible Oranges. In a somewhat more gossipy development, Jef Whitehead (Leviathan)'s gender-bending, totally NSFW art for the upcoming third Lord Mantis album is causing a stir, thanks in no small part to the fallout from Whitehead's notorious 2011 altercation with his then-girlfriend. (Whitehead was initially charged with 34 raps of various descriptions, but was eventually cleared of all but one and ended up with a few years of probation.)
We're gradually emerging from holiday mode over at Invisible Oranges; it's important to pace yourself. We did take an in-depth look at the rather un-heavy new Alcest album today, though. (Stream a tune from that below as well.) We'll be back on East Village Radio this coming Tuesday at 10pm, too, where we'll no doubt be getting stoked for next Saturday (1/11)'s IO-presented Pig Destroyer/Dysrhythmia/Trenchgrinder/Mother Brain Vitus lineup.
Keep an eye on our NYC metal show calendar for the latest. What have I missed?
by Doug Moore
Martin Rev -- the instrumental brain behind the epochal synth-punk innovators Suicide -- came out of a five-year hiatus a few months back for a Bowery Electric show with You. and Eraas, which he followed up with a Glasslands show with Tempers.
Rev has now announced another Bowery Electric show on 12/21 with a killer (and extremely noisy) supporting lineup: Child Abuse, Forma, and Netherlands. You may recall that Child Abuse just completed a tour, while Netherlands recently released an album and are playing Death By Audio on 11/30 with Wild Yaks, Low Fat Getting High, and Grandfather.
Tickets for the 12/21 Rev/Child Abuse/Forma/Netherlands show are on sale now. Stream tuneage by all four bands below.
Thee Oh Sees @ The Well, 2012 (more by Gabi Porter)
OBN IIIs @ DbA in July (more by Fred Pessaro)
The Blind Shake @ SXSW 2013 (more by Sara Frankie Linder)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, OBN Ills @ 285 Kent Avenue
If you have any interest whatsoever in things "garage" and "punk" then this triple bill is pretty much unmissable. With the scifi protopunk of The Blind Shake and the in-your-face rock fury that is OBN-IIIs, the crowd will be ready for mayhem by the time Thee Oh Sees hit the stage. This tour also hits Irving Plaza on Tuesday, but you really wanna see these bands somewhere down and dirty if it's an option. And it is!
of Montreal, Surface to Air Missive @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
of Montreal released the somewhat back-to-basics (for them) lousy with sylvianbriar this year and are here for two shows at MHOW, this being the first.
Drake, Miguel, Future @ Prudential Center
Love him or hate him, Drake has put out two of the most memorable singles of the year, "Started from the Bottom" and "Hold On, We're Going Home," both of which appear on his newest studio album, Nothing Was the Same (out now), and should sound pretty great in a big arena. The tour hits NYC's Barclays Center tomorrow, and tonight it's at NJ's Prudential Center. If you're going, don't miss R&B singer Miguel either.
The 184.108.40.206's, The A-Bones, Guitar Lightnin' Lee and His Thunder Band @ The Bell House
It's a night of garage rock at The Bell House with Japanese trio The 220.127.116.11's (who may be best known in America for their appearance in Kill Bill) and The A-Bones, who count Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan as a member.
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, William Tyler @ Union Pool
Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio is in the midst of his October residency with his newish side project Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. This is the last show of their October residency.
ARP, William Tyler, Jeff Tuohy @ South Street Seaport (FREE)
This is the annual "Taste of the Seaport" where you can sample fare from downtown restaurants, check out some music (including William Tyler, who's played in Lambchop and Silver Jews), all in support of Spruce Street School/PS 397.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ B.B. King Blues Club
Veteran hip hop duo Bone Thugs N Harmony are still kicking, and thanks to collaborations with guys like A$AP Ferg, probably still making younger fans.
Heartsounds, Cleave, The Stereo State, The Reveling @ Acheron
The melodic hardcore/punk of Heartsounds has gained them comparisons to bands like Propagandhi and A Wilhelm Scream, and if you dig that kinda thing, you might wanna check them out at Acheron tonight.
Child Abuse, Staer, Cellular Chaos, Nebadon @ Death By Audio
Say goodbye to your eardrums as this is a tinnitus-inducing bill of noisepunk, featuring local greats Child Abuse and Norway's chaotic Staer (stream a song below).
Lovers, Air Waves, Ian Mellencamp, Tami Hart @ Glasslands
Portland trio Lovers just released their new album A Friend in the World which features more bubbling synths, acoustic guitars and big choruses. Playing tonight with the strummy Air Waves and onetime Making Friendz leader Tami Hart.
The Black Crowes, Dr. John @ Terminal 5
New Orleans legend Dr. John has no lack of classic material to gain him the "legend" title, and he's no nostalgia act either. 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down was a very worthy late-career album. Tonight he's the opener at the third of four Black Crowes Terminal 5 shows.
Comedy Night w/ Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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by Doug Moore
Over the past few days, there have been some noteworthy show/tour announcements for those of you who are into weird, creepy-sounding noise jams. Let's see if we can hit'em all in one fell swoop.
First, we mentioned a few weeks back that local skronk merchants/antagonistic self-dubbers Child Abuse had a North American tour in the works for October. That tour got underway yesterday with an Allentown show (with Sourvein, who canceled due to the death of bassist Mike Boone) and will last for the rest of the month. It'll wrap up with a Brooklyn show at Death By Audio on 10/27 with fellow locals Cellular Chaos and Nebadon. Child Abuse's full run of dates is listed below.
Incidentally, tonight's Child Abuse date in Philadelphia is with the great noise/metal troupe Cleric (not the death metal band Cleric from Austin, who also rule). Cleric have been around for over a decade, but haven't toured since a run of dates on Warped Tour about nine years ago. (If you haven't heard Cleric, stream a song below and contemplate how weird seeing them on such a tour would've been.) Cleric have announced a month-long run of North American dates in November, starting with a Brooklyn show at Coco 66 on 11/1 with fellow complicated-noise freaks Car Bomb and Torrential Downpour. No tix on sale yet, but keep an eye out. Cleric are also working on their first studio material since 2010's mind-bending LP Regressions.
Speaking of Philly, the long-running and innovative Philadelphian metalcore troup Starkweather have announced a show at ABC No Rio on 11/9 with the on-and-off metallic hardcore crew Darkside NYC, Canadian crusties Corrupt Leaders and Lords of Death. Starkweather play live very rarely these days, and they've already played one NYC show at ABC No Rio this year. Regression to the mean suggests that you're unlikely to catch them here again any time soon, so don't miss this one.
Check out both Child Abuse and Cleric's full tour schedules, and stream music from both bands plus Starkweather, below.
by Doug Moore
"Like Noisem or Slutvomit (who also have a sweet record out this year), Oozing Wound juices up their thrash with ingredients from newer, scarier parts of the metal world. Where Noisem draws on death metal and Slutvomit borrows from black metal, these guys thicken their brew with sludge. The effect is like Slayer on an all-hamburger diet, or like High on Fire with a far larger thrash component. Incidentally, High on Fire is one of the three bands they list as an influence on their FB; the other two are Black Sabbath and...the Carpenters. Very funny, guys."Be sure to check out the whole spiel over at IO. Retrash comes out on 10/15 through Thrill Jockey (who are really digging into this metal stuff these days); preorder it here.
Oozing Wound are also gearing up for a run of East Coast/Midwestern North American dates. The tour hits New York City twice: first at Death By Audio on 10/30 with shoegaze trio The Dreebs, the gothy Pop 1280, and no wavers Sediment Club, and then again at Secret Project Robot on 11/3 with Guardian Alien (aka former Liturgy drummer Greg Fox), Skimask, and Child Abuse (who also play this week). No advance tickets for those shows.
Stream Oozing Wound's "Call Your Guy", watch a video of a second song ("Welcome to the Spaceship, Motherfucker"), and check out the full run of dates below...
by Doug Moore
Tombs @ The Studio, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
With our NYC Metal Show Calendar growing increasingly crowded with killer tours, it'd be easy to miss some of the awesome local-oriented metal shows coming up in the next couple of months. Here are three you should hit for sure:
Behold the Arctopus, Child Abuse, and Geryon at The Acheron on October 3: Tech assassins Behold the Arctopus were just announced for Portland's Fall Into Darkness Fest, so they'll be bringing their A game at this gig as they prep for the big stage. (Which, to be fair, they always do.) Meanwhile, keyboard/bass/drums noise rockers Child Abuse (one of NYC's weirdest heavy bands, which is saying something) have a new album and an October tour in the works, though official dates/locations haven't been announced. Geryon, meanwhile, is Nick McMaster & Lev Weinstein of Krallice playing bass'n'drum death metal, which is about as strange as it sounds. Tickets are on sale.
Tombs, Primitive Weapons, Empty Flowers, and Anicon at Saint Vitus on November 8: As we mentioned a few weeks back, Tombs is only kind of a local band now; 3/4 of the members live elsewhere. The band is currently gearing up to record a new album late in the fall, so you can expect that they won't be around NYC much after this date. Primitive Weapons -- formerly something of a house band at Vitus -- have also dialed their local appearances way back as of late. Catch both NY heroes on one bill while you can; buy tix here.
Dysrhythmia, Zevious, and Geryon at Saint Vitus on November 17: Even if you don't like the noodly shit, or if you insist on rock music having vocals (lame), Dysrhythmia are one of the most jaw-dropping live acts in the game right now, thanks in no small part to drummer Jeff Eber's ability to slam the everloving crap out of his drums while dodging through Colin Marston (who just released a new album) and Kevin Hufnagel's zany parts. Main support Zevious also features Jeff, along with his brother Mike. With Geryon bringing up the fore, there is going to be a lot of good drumming at this show. Tix here.
Stream some Child Abuse, Geryon, and Zevious below:
Caustic noise-rock crew Child Abuse will headline Saint Vitus on Tuesday (2/12) alongside Radiation Blackbody (ex-Defeatist), Oneirongen (ex-Disembodied) and Procatrocist (featuring Mick Barr, Eston Browne, Joe Merolla, Weasel Walter). Tickets are still available.
Speaking of Oneirogen, the solo noise/ambient artist is releasing his new LP, Kiasma, via Denovali in the US on March 26. Stream songs from that release below and order yours at the label.
A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).
Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.
Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".
Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).
If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).
More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?
Child Abuse opening for The Bastard Noise (more here)
Liturgy will hit the road for a string of dates with Child Abuse before touring on their own in the west and the southwest through July and into August. That tour kick off the right way at Death By Audio on July 6th (tonight).
Liturgy and CA will play alongside White Suns and The Dreebs (show at 8PM).
UPDATE: Greg from Liturgy is sick in the hospital so they had to cancel tonight's show. Get well soon Greg!
Tonight's show, and the one they played at Shea Stadium on July 4th, mark the first action in a good bit for the "white metal" (as in not black metal, and also not "sieg heil") stalwarts. The band completed a round of touring earlier this year that included appearances at SXSW 2010 (including our Attitude Adjustment party at Red 7).
Full Liturgy dates and some video below...
words and photos by BBG
Since I was too busy air-guitarin' out at Floor at Europa/Jucifer at Union Pool on Saturday (6/26), Bastard Noise at Cake Shop just wasn't in the cards for the evening. So of course, there was no other recourse but to make sure to catch the band when they played Death By Audio on Monday (6/28) with Child Abuse. Unfortunately, I missed the openers, but managed to slide in time to catch Child Abuse wreck it with their noise-damaged rock/metal/punk.
After an extended changeover in the ten million degree heat, Bastard Noise took to the stage to pummel the crowd with their signature bass-riffy, noise-punctuated set. Videographer scuffles aside (one decided it would be a good idea to stand front and center on top of a pair of cinder blocks, arms outstretched - he was met with an angry mob), their set was fantastic. Bassist Eric Wood riffs on his bass better than most on the guitar, mixing chords with solos and keeping it thoroughly technical yet brutal. W. T. Nelson adds noise squelches, texture, and synthy elements aplenty from atop his hospital gurney/noise laboratory.
Tons more pics from the show, and some videos are below...
Arab on Radar
Dudefest isn't the only recipients of the Arab on Radar return, as NYC and ten other cities will get a taste of their own during select dates in July, August and September. The dates include Cake Shop in NYC on July 31st with Child Abuse, No Babies, and Orange Coax. Full dates for the band are below.
One of the supporting bands a the show, Child Abuse, are also scheduled to play Shea Stadium on June 2nd as part of a benefit for the victims of the Gulf Coast alongside headliner Zs, Controlled Bleeding, Cellular Chaos (feat Weasel Walter), and with DJ 1000TimesYes. All proceeds go towards The Greater New Orleans Foundation. Show flyer is below.
Tour dates, the flyer, and some videos are below...
From a recent interview with Child Abuse:
Do you condone the abuse of children?Somwhere in between noise, metal, and avant-jazz lies Child Abuse, the wildman trio from NYC that welcomed their new album Cut and Run via Lovepump United last week. The band recently debuted the new track "Bebe" via the Village Voice, but are welcoming a new song in the form of "Froze Toes" available for download above.
Tim: Only if there's something in it for me.
Luke: Absolutely not. Boring answer, I know... but who does condone abusing children?
Would you consider your music an appropriate soundtrack during the abuse of children, whether you condone the act or not?
Tim: Not really. I think Radiohead would be better. Actually no... Vampire Weekend.
Luke: Hmm good question... .I think the most perverse soundtrack would have to be something from the bel canto tradition... something light and airy... maybe a piece from a Verdi opera.
Oran: I don't think it's appropriate to abuse children to any music.
Child Abuse are celebrating the glitchy, cofrontational Cut and Run at a show at Glasslands on 4/26, with an assist from Mick Barr (who played Europa with Krallice, pics are coming), Skeleton$ and Grooms (who play PA on 5/5 with Hot Hot Heat and Bowery on 5/26 with Holly Miranda).
Some Child Abuse video and current tour dates are below.
by Black Bubblegum
If you like your noise rock caustic, filthy, and dressed up in a dead mouse costume, then clear your schedule on Monday night (8/10) and head down to Death By Audio.
Rodent obsessed, toilet-humored, ill-tongued masked wackos. Weed-fueled, grinding sludge, noise-damaged, broken oscillator junkyard trio. Demented cheese lovers with a beef against God. Yeah The White Mice from Providence are all those things and more. Too fucked up and noise fixated for the average metalhead, too stoned, sleazy and salacious for the hipster and punk set, The White Mice have for years existed on the fringes of every underground scene and belonged to none of em.Cacaw, Liturgy, and White Suns also play the Brooklyn show on Monday. Expect White Mice to crank out some new material from their upcoming debut on 20 Buck Spin, Ganjahovahdose, due in October. One of those tracks, "PasssTheFissst", is available for download above (along with Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite", which you first saw here).
Musically speaking one might hear traces of Melvins, Brainbombs, Buzzoven and their Providence brethren in Landed, Drop Dead and Lightning Bolt. And yet the Mice, whose devastatingly loud (like Dino Jr. loud), crude and visually incredible live show leaves mouths agape and the uninitiated properly converted, easily stand apart from any proper comparison as a beast of their own making.
After NYC, White Mice will scoot down the east coast eventually crash landing at the absolutely killer Filth City Fest II in Baltimore, MD with a massive lineup of Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra (both are in NYC on 8/11, tickets here), Asshole Parade (who are coming to NYC), Defeatist (who played BV Show No Mercy), Pulling Teeth, Man Will Destroy Himself, Cough (who played Europa with Liturgy), Fight Amp (who are playing NYC in September), Infernal Stronghold, and soooooo many others. Tickets are still available. Set times and the full band list is below.
White Mice is currently featured on a new cassette-only comp on Damage Rituals entitled The Dead Hand: Human Machines along with a cast of out-there heavy luminaries like Ocrilim (aka Mick Barr), STATS (who also played BV / Show No Mercy), Vaz, Drunkdriver, Child Abuse, Dysrhythmia, Zs, and many many others. Pick that up here.
The next edition of Show No Mercy will feature Mick Barr, Gnaw, and Castevet and will take place on Sept 6th at Public Assembly.
White Mice tour dates, as well as video of White Mice, Liturgy, drunkdriver, and Child Abuse are below....
by Andrew Frisicano
NY EYE & EAR FEST II - JULY 9 - 12, 2009!The fest is a part II to the December event of the same name. The Fest's four days of music kick off at the Knitting Factory on July 9th. The bands there include Grooms, Liturgy and Love Like Deloreans (to name a few) with headliners Nymph and Neg-Fi. The fest returns to the Knit on Friday, July 10th, for a show with Magik Markers, Child Abuse and more. In addition to the venue's two floors of music, its already-creepy basement will be turned into a "Video Art Installation and a 7-hour Continuous Drone Room."
4 DAYS - 3 VENUES - 2 BOROUGHS
Knitting Factory & 92Y Tribeca in Manhattan & Death By Audio in Brooklyn
Pendu presents: NY Eye & Ear Fest II ... a massive 4-day New Music and Arts Fete showcasing some of the most exciting bands, artists, and filmmakers currently living and working here in NYC. In addition, NYE&E assembles a Record Fair featuring NYC-based Record Labels and Vendors selling LPs, CDs, 7''s, cassettes, lathes, comics, zines, stickers, and art prints.
The Fest then switches to the 92YTribeca on Saturday for a concert and a free record fair. Also at 92Y will be a program called "Women of NYCinema," with films and music from Sarah Lipstate (aka Noveller), Liz Wendelbo, Rachel Blackwell and Dirty Churches. The vendors range from big names like Matador Records to the recently featured Journal of Popular Noise to notable jazz label ESP-Disk.
The fest's final, fourth day moves to Brooklyn for a closing party at Death by Audio. That lineup includes Murdertronics, Team Robespierre, Talibam!, Total Abuse and Drunkdriver.
Separate from the festival, on Thursday, July 9th the 92YTribeca will screen filmmaker Brendan Toller's I Need That Record, a documentary about the problems facing record stores around the country. It will be the NYC premiere of the movie that was getting some attention already all the back on Record Store Day 2008. The movie includes interviews with Thurston Moore, Ian Mackaye, Mike Watt, Chris Frantz and more. Toller will be on hand for the showing. Tickets are on sale.
More details on the film (with video trailer) and the Ear and Eye Festival, below...
In their disheveled attic studio, the members of Gay Beast don't talk mathematics. Early on, they don't talk much at all. Today, singer and keyboardist Dan Luedtke is busy screen-printing the inserts for the vinyl version of the band's latest spazz-rock collection, Second Wave. The process, it seems, is nearly as painstaking as creating an actual Gay Beast tune, minus the eyeballs-on-fire jitters their adrenal scores provoke...The noisy Minneapolis band kicks off a three night stay in in NYC, tonight (6/3), with a show at the Silent Barn featuring Satanized, Joe Lentini and Hot Guts. They'll be at Bruar Falls June 4th with Talk Normal and Body Type[s], and at the Market Hotel on June 5th with Titan, Child Abuse, NYMPH and Liturgy.
Luedtke: Our friends in AIDS Wolf are on the label. We were looking for a label, putting together demo packages, trying to do it differently this time, trying to be more proactive. They were going to sign two bands for '09. The label owner lives in Vienna, so there was a bit of a courting period, talking to each other on the phone.
Explain the new record's title, Second Wave.
Luedtke: Second Wave relates to second-wave feminism, and the songs include portraits of different feminists. Before this record, we did a split 7-inch about Donna Harroway. There's a song about Andrea Dworkin. For me there's an interest because I feel it intersects with queer politics a lot. We can look at what feminists worked on as a way to talk about personal politics and strategies for changing things. There is a lot of interest with the second-wave feminist era because there was a lot of idea creation happening. Modern, radical ideas, some of which were far-fetched and impractical. People wanted something so badly they'd make up new means for accomplishing it.
Gay Beast's Second Wave LP came out a few weeks ago, at the end of May on Skin Graft Records. Check them out for yourself. There's a video of Gay Beast at NYC's Cake Shop in 2006, with all tour dates, below...
Apse @ ATP NY (more by Zach Dilgard)
today in NYC
* H2O @ Blender Theater
* Brian Wilson @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Child Abuse, Zs, Extra Life & Single Unit @ Glasslands
* Agnostic Front @ the Crazy Donkey in Long Island
* Bishop Allen & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ MHOW
* Gods & Monsters, Martin Bisi, Apse, White Rainbow, Nancy Garcia, etc @ Knitting Factory
Child Abuse is also playing with Growing and Orphan at Santos in December.
The American Music Awards are on tonight.
Horse Feathers' new video for "Curs in the Weeds" below...